Cholesterol and serotonin indices in depressed and suicidal patients

Marco Sarchiapone, Giovanni Camardese, A Roy, Silvia Della Casa, Maria Antonia Satta, B Gonzalez, J Berman, Sergio De Risio

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Prolactin and cortisol responses to d-fenfluramine challenge of central serotonin are reduced in depressed and suicidal patients. Low serum cholesterol levels are also reported in suicidal behavior. Thus, we examined for a relationship between serum cholesterol and fenfluramine challenge responses in patients with depression and/or attempted suicide.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-219
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Affective Disorders
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Adult
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Cholesterol
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Female
  • Fenfluramine
  • Humans
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prolactin
  • Serotonin
  • Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
  • Suicide, Attempted


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